My esteemed former colleague at the University of Texas School of Law, Daniel Rodriguez (administrative, public law, positive political theory) has accepted appointment as the new Dean at Northwestern University School of Law, effective January 1, 2012. As noted last week, Rodriguez was very successful in his last Deanship, at San Diego. This seems to me an excellent appointment for Northwestern. I'll add a link to the official university announcement as soon as it is on line.
UPDATE: The Northwestern press release.